Abuja - The Nigeria Football
Federation (NFF) confirmed they are finalising a new deal for
national coach Stephen Keshi.
Following an executive committee meeting in Abuja the NFF
said in a statement they have approved that acting president Mike Umeh call an
emergency meeting to ensure Keshi's re-engagement "within the shortest
It is believed that Keshi will receive an improved
contract of 7 million Naira (over $44,000) a month, up from his current five
Keshi took over in 2011 and his first contract ended
after the World Cup. The 52-year-old led Nigeria to the round of 16 in Brazil
after guiding the Super Eagles to a third Africa Cup of Nations title in South
Africa last year.
Keshi's immediate assignment would be the 2015 Africa Cup
of Nations qualifiers, which begin in September.
Defending champions Nigeria are in a qualifying group
with South Africa, Sudan and either Congo or Rwanda with the top two advancing
to January's Nations Cup in Morocco.
Meanwhile, the NFF said that an extraordinary congress
will no longer take place on Thursday as planned because of "unforeseen
circumstances" and promised a new date.
During the executive committee meeting Musa Amadu was
confirmed as NFF general secretary, while changes were made to the electoral
and appeal committees.